There were millions of years which existed before our time, and many which will exist after. Experts have found artifacts and fossils which prove the same. They devote their lives to interpret our history by unraveling the depths of the earth. Archaeology is a continually shifting landscape, and every once in a while, a truly astonishing discovery surfaces prompting us to rethink our most stubborn ideas about the past and the people who lived in it.

One such discovery dates back to the late 1960s, during the excavation of Herodium, an ancient fortress located south of Bethlehem. At that time, they put it aside assuming it to be just a trinket. It wasn’t until years later when a new team of researchers studied the artifact, they discovered how extraordinary it is.

Excavation By Foerster

This incident occurred when Gideon Foerster, a professor of archaeology at the Hebrew University, along with his team was on an excavation project at the Herodium in West Bank. The team ended up finding an amazing collection of artifacts and trinkets. However, what they didn’t know was that amongst these trinkets they have obtained something that will not be recognized until 50 years.